OMGOSH..There should be a Law

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OMGOSH..There should be a Law
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:31pm
I gotta confess - I'm an ebay addict! I have done my Christmas shopping there, found items for our new home that we just moved into in September, just won a pair of DKNY blue jeans (2.99 plus 4.00 s&h) and could spend until my heart's content. Shh, don't tell Dh. There should be a law or limit to such addiction, eh? LOLOL

Had to share..Thanks, egd

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:59pm

I'm still kind of an eBay newbie!


 


Mich

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:21pm
Ebay is fun-addicting! I used to sell on there alot and made alot of money. I really need to get back to it. I used to love checking my auctions and seeing the bids go up!

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Registered: 11-20-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:23pm
EBay is amazing!!! I discovered it about a year ago and the clothes!!! Not to mention the shoes!!! I love stylish stuff, but am inherently CHEAP, so it's the only way to go. I bought a vast amount of my maternity clothes on eBay, and then sold them again last month when I was finished --- I swear, some of them sold for more than I bought them for!

Wen

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Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 11-20-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:28pm
You gotta verify shipping beforehand -- some people will gouge you for shipping and try to make extra $$ that way - which is against ebay policy but how can you prove it. Anyway, I've found that with large items, it's frequently cheaper in the long run to buy from a more traditional store online, because they charge less overall for shipping.

I have had about 250 transactions on ebay (both selling and buying) - I've never had a buyer fail to pay (although I have had 2 real 'winners' I had to keep after) and I have had 2 instances where I paid for something (1 makeup, 1 two sweaters) I never received. In both cases, Paypal investigated and refunded my money.

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Lilypie Baby Days
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:33pm
Ever sell any books on there? (I'm just assuming from your screen name that you might have a lot of them!)


 


Mich

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:58pm

I have sold alot of books on ebay-Nancy Drew books sell well (I always sold books in a big lot, they sell better). I too have ALOT of books, paperbacks mostly! I love to read and my older dd is the same way (she's into Animorphs books right now after reading the full series of Little House on the Prairie).


Usually I donate my books to Goodwill when I'm done. Books that sell on ebay are children's books (books in a series)

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 5:17pm
oh my, I need your advice, big time!!! I am trying to convince myself to sell there but haven't been brave enough...Is it easy? Thanks for anything, egd
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 5:18pm

Oh Nancy Drew!!!!


 


Mich

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 5:21pm
Hi...Just wanted to add my two cents about shipping. I could be WRONG but I believe the s&handling is how a lot of people make their money (profit). They could sell their item for a penny but charge 10.00 for shipping and handling. I've bought a couple items and payed out the wah-zoo for shipping and handling. Yep, I'm addicted that much! LOL!

Good Luck.

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Registered: 09-23-2004
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 5:21pm
I've never done any selling in the form of a business, but I have sold 2 airline certificates on ebay, each for just over $300 and I had no problem. I also sold some Home Interior candles and some teacher edition books for homeschooling. I've always had excellent experiences.

KathyB

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